Bibliography of the Hebrew Book
The Bibliography of the Hebrew Book includes the national bibliography of the Jewish people; and detailed descriptions of all Jewish literature printed in Hebrew characters, including every type of literature and in every language. The Bibliography includes most of the books, pamphlets and magazines printed in Hebrew, Yiddish, Ladino, Judeo-Arabic, and other Jewish languages, found in collections in Israel and abroad, starting from the beginning of Hebrew printing (circa 1460) through 1960.
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The recording of the books is done in a scientific manner according to rules set by an editorial staff led by Prof. Gershom Scholem and Prof. Ben-Zion Dinur, and was based on examination of the books themselves. It includes a full description of the contents of the book and accompanying material, as well as all participants in its composition: editors, translators, authors of forewords and introductions, interpreters and illustrators and more. The description also relates to all works of the author and the relationship between the various editions of the works, with special emphasis on matters related to the composition of the book and its printing.
The Bibliography of the Hebrew Book also includes a short biography of all the artists who worked in Israeli literature, including authors, translators and so on.
The database currently contains 115,000 bibliographic records and more than 15,000 biographies of persons. Furthermore, the National Library's comprehensive catalogue contains close to 50,000 links to the Bibliography.